Samsung Gear S sells 10,000 units in South Korea on its launch day

Samsung Gear S sells 10,000 units in South Korea on its launch day
Unlike most smartwatches, which need to be paired to a smartphone in order to handle notifications of phone calls and texts, the Samsung Gear S features 3G connectivity and a SIM card slot. That means that this wearable can make and take phone calls on its own. The watch just launched in South Korea through carriers SK Telecom and KT. On launch day, over 10,000 units of the timepiece were sold.

The Samsung Gear S features a curved 2-inch Super AMOLED display, with resolution of 360 x 480. A dual-core 1GHz Samsung Exynos processor is under the hood, with 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of native storage on board. A 300mAh battery keeps the lights on.

The Samsung Gear S is powered by Tizen, not Android Wear. While it is not necessary, the watch can be paired to a Samsung Galaxy smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0. The Gear S also includes a heart rate sensor, barometer, UV light sensor and compass. In addition to the 3G connectivity, it also features support for Wi-Fi. Last week, the watch became available in the U.S. via AT&T and Sprint. Eventually it will be part of the lineup at Verizon and T-Mobile.

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1. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

10,000 units and counting

3. Theonote

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

And 10,000 was on the first day. This device is obviously selling very well. I wonder how its doing in the US.

5. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I absolutely love the navigation feature on the Gear S.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This watch seems like a great device, except for one thing: that 300mAh battery, which really worries me because that isn't any larger than most other smartwatches and the Gear S still needs to take care of all the connectivity...

4. RayRomie93

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Verizon has been selling their Gear S since Friday. I ordered mine on Saturday and it's coming today. Its $350 with a 2yr contract or $399 full price.

6. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Rendering for the Gear S on the Verizon website looks sexy.

7. DonShock

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I picked one up at the store on Saturday and I am very pleased so far. As a prior G-shock wearer, the size was not an issue and felt comfortable almost immediately.Typing was more accurate than I expected. The auto call forwarding looks to work well in limited testing this weekend and is much better than manually forwarding 2 separate phone lines as I had been doing. I've already cancelled my second line. I'm a fairly light user, and only got down to 50% battery on the first day even with all the extra use for setup and testing. Second day only got down to 75% with no calls and just a few notifications.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Whoever wins the wearables looks like they will be set for 20 years. Smart for Samsung to go after it hard. Than again, Sony won the blu Ray and HDVD battle and then every just started streaming wmv and mp4's and Netflix. Lol Maybe Samsung should invest in neuro brain chips too just in case the fickle population goes in a different direction.

9. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Release in other regions soon Samsung! Otherwise have to go to SK to buy one! Jokes aside, really want to get my hands on one. Awesome!

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Is this water proof?

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

its IP67 certified. Does that answer?

11. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Why does AT&T day 4g on their website?

12. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

it is waterproof and i forgot to ask the guy if is 4G but he didn't know anything about it so I just took it and ran

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

its 3G. Which is more than enough for what it does. 4G would just be a battery drain. All I can I Samsung has made these before and now todays tech make sit better. The iWatch is going to cost as much as $500 and it cant even do most of this. Samsung is the true innovator. I am hoping the price will be lower by XMAS. Me and the Wife want one. I have a White Note 4nd she has Black. We watch matching watches. Not happy the white one looks so girly tho.

15. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i think at&t gets 4g...4g pops up on the signal still gets gud battery life

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